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After the notification dated 18-09-2015,filing of EM-I/II by States/UTs should be discouraged and instead all efforts be made to popularize the filing of UAM on the portal created by Ministry of MSME i.e. http://udyogaadhaar.gov.in
It is clarified that once the UAM has been notified dated 18-09-15, there cannot be a different cut-off date announced for adopting UAM. However, in order to maintain continuity, the cases of EM-I/II filing under process till 18-09-2015 may be accepted.
All other online/ offline systems of registration of MSMEs created and maintained by Central/State/UT Governments should cease to register new MSMEs forthwith. Such online platforms may be allowed to exist for the time being to enable access to useful legacy data for decision making. Henceforth, there should be only one system i.e. UAM for the registration of new MSME units.
The Udyog Aadhaar portal has been envisaged to take care of this requirement.
The NIC code can be selected once the aadhaar number is validated and major activity (manufacturing or service) is selected. In order to simplify the selection of appropriate NIC code, a three-stage drop-down list is available to the users.
NIC has been advised to suitably provide this provision in a way that several e-procurement portals in the country, created by the government or private but being used by the government could benefit from the UAM portal in so far as online verification of a MSME unit is concerned.
In order to promote ease of doing business for MSMEs, it has been decided to seek lesser information than EM-I/II in the UAM.
The information sought is on self-certification basis and no supporting documents are required at the time of online filing of UAM.
The role of facilitating the creation and growth of enterprises in the States/UTs is not proposed to change in any manner whatsoever through UAM. The concept of “Udyog Bandhu” may therefore not be affected by UAM.
Yes, since the new system constitutes self declaration format, the change in the line of productions accordingly may be incorporated.
At present Aadhaar Number is mandatory for registration under UAM. However, the GoI will find a way out for covering those cases where Aadhaar Number is not available.
Legally, the EM-I/II ceases to exist after 18-09-15. States/UTs may encourage providing all benefits/concessions to MSMEs based on UAM only.
No. Howver, GM DICs , on the UAM portal, shall be able to enter their remarks on the respective information provided by the entrepreneurs while filing the UAM online.
New registrations in the EM Portal have been stopped forthwith.
The UAM Portal shall have suitable provisions to allow officials of the State Governments including GM DICs to have password protected access to data of their jurisdiction.
Presently the NIC Codes are only available in English. However, the same may be made available in Hindi in due course.
Since the UAM is being filing on self certification basis and the UAN is generated instantly, there cannot be any monitoring of the registration process. However, the enterprises filing the UAM online are liable to provide documentary proof of information provided in the UAM, wherever necessary, to the Central Government, State Government or such person as may be authorized.
Notification clearly states that the UAM filed is on self declaration basis. Therefore, no separate disclaimer is required.
Power load indicates the requirement of energy to the MSME unit. This has no relevance to the activity of the enterprise and the subject matter is dealt by the State/UT Governments.
The legacy of SSI registration and EM-I/II does not mandate for updation and the same used to be filed as a one-time exercise on the part of MSME units. The same is proposed to continue.
It may not be made obligatory for the closing unit to inform about it to the State/UT concerned or the UAM portal.
The Udyog Aadhaar Registration can be done online by individuals themselves in case they have an Aadhaar number. However, in all exceptional cases, including those of not having Aadhaar number, can still file Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum ,in offline mode(i.e. on paper form), with the General Manager(GM) of the concerned District Industries Centre(DIC). The same has also been notified in the gazette dated 18-09-15. The persons having Aadhaar numbers, by virtue of having provided the demographic as well as biometric details to the state, once and for all, indeed enjoy a greater ease of registration at the UAM portal.
The ministry for micro, small and medium enterprises had in September’15 notified Udyog Aadhaar, taking a cue from the prime minister's radio show “Mann Ki Baat”, where he had talked about simplifying procedures to start a business with a single-page registration form. A large chunk of enterprises in India are simply not registered due to the cumbersome paperwork involved in the process and, therefore, can't tap the government schemes for them. The KV Kamath panel on financing the MSME sector, that has been the biggest job creator in recent years, had recommended that the registration should be universalized. The concept of Udyog Aadhaar and ease of registration have thus originated to ensure wider coverage of MSMEs to avail the benefits under various Schemes of Central/ State governments.
Some of the States have less than adequate coverage till date as per the UIDAI data. It has been clarified to such States, such as Assam that the option of assisted filing of UAM in offline mode with the GM (DIC) could be resorted to. Aadhaar number is not a mandatory requirement when the States/UTs have offices in the Districts headed by GM (DICs) and whose primary role is to promote and facilitate industries in the District. The UAM can be filled through the concerned GM (DIC). The States/UTs have been asked to sensitize their District Industries Centers for a proactive role in Udyog Aadhaar.
Prior to 18-09-15, when the Entrepreneurs’ Memorandum-II was filled with the GM (DIC), heterogeneous systems were in vogue. Some States had their own online systems for registering MSMEs, some were using the national portal created by Ministry of MSME and some (around 10 states) were continuing with the manual (paper form) system of filing EM-II. The new system of Udyog Aadhaar offers convergence of all heterogeneous systems to a single system of registration. The system is capable of delivering assured ease of doing business where the UIDAI has coverage i.e. 92% of the country’s adult population. The Udyog Aadhaar portal has suitable provisions for sharing State/ District specific data of registrations under Udyog Aadhaar with the respective States/ Districts. This initiative of maintaining the data on MSMEs with Ministry of MSME is likely to save cost in the long run since States/UTs would no longer be requiring to maintain the same.
States with low coverage under Aadhaar card have been requested during the earlier video conferences to use the offline mode of UAM. The offices of GM (DIC) may assist the entrepreneurs by filing their UAM online. Aadhaar number is not a mandatory requirement for filing UAM. The UAM form in hardcopy duly filled in without Aadhaar number can be submitted to the concerned GM-DICs. GM-DICs have been authorized to file such UAMs without Aadhaar number online. Government of Assam may accordingly sensitize their District Industries Centers.
The number of employees does not have a bearing on the size or type of the enterprise as per the MSMED Act'2006. A single figure indicating "persons employed' is being captured in the UAM Investment in Land, Building etc. are not material for classification of MSMEs. The Act permits classification only on the basis of the Investment on Plant & Machinery. Government of Assam may accordingly sensitize their District Industries Centers.
The registration process is designed to capture the mainline of business and not each and every product (including their variations and micro descriptions). Therefore, UAM captures the main activity, either in manufacturing, or, on service side. The aim is to work towards Ease-of-doing-business.
DIC could collect hardcopy of the online application and file the UAM online from their offices. The connectivity issues may be sorted out in consultation with local offices of NIC. The MC offices at the district level may also be utilized by DICs for online filing of UAMs.
Neither online filing nor having Aadhaar number is mandatory for entrepreneurs to file UAM. The UAM form in hard-copy duly filled in without Aadhaar number can be submitted to the concerned GM-DICs. GM-DICs have been authorized to file such UAMs without Aadhaar number online. The entrepreneurs having Aadhaar number can file the UAM by themselves using the online facility.
It was suggested that such awareness be spread through the District Industries Centers (DICs). Further, the DICs should write a welcome letter to each entrepreneur for successful filing of UAM registration.

In accordance with the provision of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are classified in two Classes:

  1. Manufacturing Enterprises- The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry specified in the first schedule to the industries (Development and regulation) Act, 1951) or employing plant and machinery in the process of value addition to the final product having a distinct name or character or use. The Manufacturing Enterprises are defined in terms of investment in Plant & Machinery.
  2. Service Enterprises: The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and are defined in terms of investment in equipment. 1. The limit for investment in plant and machinery / equipment for manufacturing / service enterprises, as notified, vide S.O.1642(E)dtd.29-09-2006 are as under:
Sr. No. Category Manufacturing Sector(Investment in Plant & Machinery Service Sector (Investment in equipments)
1 Micro Enterprises Does not exceed twenty five lakh rupees Does not exceed ten lakh rupees:
2 Small Enterprises More than twenty five lakh rupees but does not exceed five Crore rupees More than ten lakh rupees but does not exceed two Crore rupees
3 Medium Enterprises More than five Crore rupees but does not exceed ten Crore rupees More than two Crore rupees but does not exceed five core rupees
S.No. Category Existing of  rate of Electricity Duty chargeable w.e.f 01.08.15 for industrial consumers Except Cement industries Revised  rate of Electricity Duty for the year 2016 for industrial consumers Except Cement industries
1 EHT Category (Large Industrial Consumer) (supply voltage exceeding 33 KV) 13% 13%
2 Large Ind. Consumers ( above 100 KW connect Load & supply voltage not exceeding 33 KV ) 11% 11%
3.1 Medium Industrial Consumers 11% 11%
3.2 Medium Industrial unit set up after 01.04.2012 10% 10%
3.3 Medium Industrial unit set up after 01.04.2014. 5% for five years 5% for five years and after completion of five years rate under column No. 4 specified against Sr. No. 3.2 shall be charged.
4.1 Small Industrial Consumers 5% 5%
4.2 Small Industry set up after 01.04.2012 4% 4%
4.3 Small Industry set up after 01.04.2014  2% for five years 2% for five years and after completion of five years rate under column No. 4 specified against Sr. No. 4.2 shall be charged.
4.4 New Small Industry set up after 01.08.2015  1% for five years 1% for five years and after completion of five years rate under column No. 4 specified against Sr. No. 4.2 shall be charged.
5 New Industry including EHT CATEGORY which employ more than 300 Himachalis. 1% for 5 years 1% for 5 years and after completion of five years ED rate given under respective category of industry shall be charged
6 Existing Industrial Units which has commenced commercial production upto 31.03.2016 and which undergoes substantial expansion after 31.03.2016 as defined under "Rules Regarding Grant of Incentives, Concessions and Facilities to Industrial Units in HP, 2004" and as amended from time to time. - 1% for 5 years from the date of commencement of expanded capacity and after completion of 5 years ED rate given under respective category of industry shall be charged.

> All categories of power consumers is exempted from the payment of Electricity Duty from the power generated for captive/stand by generation through D.G. set(s) or by what so ever mode installed for their own consumption with immediate effect for a period of 5 years i.e. upto 31.8.2019
> Out of turn preference and top priority would be given to sanction power connections to 100% Export Oriented Units, Information Technology projects, Bio Technology projects, and projects involving Foreign Direct Investments.

Entry Tax:

Sr. No.  Goods Rate of Tax
14 All Industrial Inputs , raw material and packing material other than goods mentioned at Serial No. 1(a),1(b) and 9(b), of this Schedule, brought  from outside  the State  for consumption, sale  or use in manufacturing , including contract manufacturing, processing, conversion, job-work and assembling by existing  industrial units; and 1%
   

All Industrial Inputs, raw material and packing material other than goods mentioned at Serial No. 1(a), 1(b) and 9(b) of this Schedule , brought  from outside the State for consumption , sale or use in manufacturing  including contract manufacturing, processing, conversion, job-work and assembling by new industrial unit.

Explanation for the purpose of entry No.14:-
I. 'new industrial unit' means an industrial unit located in Himachal Pradesh which commenced/ commercial  production on or after 01.04.2015.

II. 'existing  industrial unit' means an industrial unit which has commenced production before 01.04.2014'.

1/2%

The State Government has notified to remit 50% stamp duty on instruments of conveyance deed and lease deed in favour of new Industrial enterprises to be set up in the State from the date of its publication in the Rajpatra (Extra Ordinary), Himachal Pradesh.

• For Technology Upgradation, reimbursement of Rs. 10.00 Lacs or 50% of the cost incurred on development of prototype patent, whichever is lower, on setting up of Technology Transfer unit by NGO’s Societies.
• One time grant of Rs. 5 lacs or 25% of the cost incurred, whichever is lower, on setting up of Technology Transfer unit by NGO's/ Societies duly registered with the competent Authority. This grant will be provided only after the Technology Transfer unit has assisted in technology transfer to a minimum of 10 Industrial Enterprises of the State.
• For Installation of New Pollution Control Devices, one time Grant of Rs. 5 lakh or 20% of cost of modern pollution control devices, whichever is lower will be payable to Industrial Enterprises set up in ‘B’ and ‘C’ category areas subject to following conditions:-

i)      Certificate from the H.P. State Pollution Control Board to the effect that such pollution control devices has actually purchased/ installed for the first time and are functioning successfully in the Industrial Enterprises continuously for the last one year.

ii)    Replacement of an existing pollution control device will not be reimbursed.

> Special Category Entrepreneurs such as entrepreneurs belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Schedule Tribes, Women, Ex-servicemen, Physically Handicapped persons, BPL family category are entitled to additional concessions/ facilities in the form of investment subsidy and subsidy on rate of interest.
> Preferential allotment of land at concessional rates for establishment of industrial enterprises for person(s) with disabilities.

Additional incentives are available for the promotion of export;


> Reimbursement of cost incurred for shipment of export samples by Micro & Small EOUs from the nearest port/container depot to the port of destination with a ceiling of Rs. 15000/- per consignment, subject to a maximum Rs. 50,000/- per Enterprise during its period of operation.


> Reimbursement of 50% of the cost incurred on publishing export marketing brochures and product literature with a ceiling of Rs.15,000/- per Enterprise during a financial year.


> Reimbursement of 50% of the cost of participating in the relevant overseas trade fairs approved by the Trade Fair Authority of India/State Government with a ceiling of Rs.25, 000/- per enterprise during a financial year.


> 100% EOUs shall be eligible for grant of "Public Utility" status under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

New Thrust Industrial Enterprises based on Horticulture/Vegetable /Maize/ herbal produce enterprises and located in ‘B’ and ‘C’ category areas shall be entitled for the following additional incentives:

a) Total exemption from the payment of Electricity Duty for a period of 10 years from the date of commencement of production.

b) Interest subsidy @5 % p.a. on term loan, with a ceiling of Rs. 2 lakhs p.a. for a period of 3 years.

Tobacco/ Tobacco Products, Thermal Power plant ( Coal/ Oil based), tanning and dyeing industries, flour mill /rice mill, coal based foundries, synthetic rubber products, Explosives, mineral/ chemical fertilizers, insecticide/fungicides/ herbicides/ pesticides, fiber glass, wood pulp manufacturing, non fruit based soft drinks, plastic articles, mini steel plants/ rolling mills, etc. have been put in the negative category.

Units based on horticulture produce/ tea/hops, Mineral water bottling, Cold storage units/ Chain, Fruit/ vegetable/ spices based vineries, electronic units, sericulture/ handloom/ khadi related manufacturing activities, medicinal/ aromatic herbs processing, Food processing , Silk and wool based products, Sports Goods manufacturing, Pharma Products, IT computer hardware/ Software Services, Eco- Tourism hotels/ resorts/ Spa / Entertainment /amusement parks, ropeways, handicrafts, non-timber forest product based industries, precision industries, etc. are categorized as thrust industries.

The State has been categorized into three categories ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’. Category “A” areas include four Development Blocks which are adjacent to adjoining States. Category “B” areas include 49 Development Blocks located in Non-Tribal Districts. Category “C” areas (Partial Tax Exempted Zones) include 24 Development Blocks including all the seven Tribal Development Blocks and 17 other Blocks and backward panchayats. The Development block of Rohru is also included in category “C”. Graded State Govt. fiscal incentives have been provided in the Industrial Policy. Category ‘C’ areas of the State have been declared as Partial Tax Exempted Zones.

Category ‘C’ areas (include 24 Development Blocks including all the seven Tribal Development Blocks and 17 other Blocks and backward panchayats) of the State have been declared as Partial Tax Exempted Zones.

Subsidy towards the cost of preparation of feasibility report is admissible to Special Category of Entrepreneurs for Setting up of Micro/ Small Scale Enterprises subject to a maximum of Rs. 25000/- in each case and 100% Subsidy shall be provided to such entrepreneurs for carriage and installation cost of the machinery and Interest subsidy is also given @ 5% with a ceiling of Rs. 50000/- p.a. for 3 years. • 10% Special Capital Investment subsidy on fixed assets subject to a ceiling of Rs. 100000/- per unit shall be allowed.

Sr. No. Name ofthe Category No. and description of awards for each category
1 Outstanding performance in Exports. 1st award comprising of a trophy, certificate and cash award of Rs. 25,000/-
2 Excellence in Productivity, Quality and Performance. 2nd award comprising trophy, certificate and cash award of Rs. 10,000/-
3 Outstanding performance by Micro & Small Scale Industrial Enterprises in Handicraft/Handloom sector. 3rd award consisting of commendation certificate and cash award of Rs. 5000/-

Under the scheme State Mission on Food Processing (SMFP) following Incentives are available to food Processing Industries in the State:-

Scheme Assistance Provided for Extent Assistance
Establishment & Technology up-gradation of Food Processing Industries For establishment and technology of food processing industries in sectors like fruit & vegetables, milk/meat/ poultry/ fish products etc. 33.33% of cost of Plant & machinery and Technical Civil works subject to a maximum of Rs. 75 lakh
Integrated Cold Chain Establishment of Cold Chain for Non horticulture product processing units such as Dairy, Meat, Aquaculture and marine etc Grant-in-aid @ 50% of the bank appraised project cost or 50% of actual investment on building, Plant & Machinery whichever is less subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 Crore per project Interest subvention @ 7% per year subject to max of Rs. 25.00 lakh per years for 7 years
Promotion Activities For organizing conference / Seminars, Study, survey, exhibition and fair & Study tours Up to 50% of the cost subject to Max Rs. 2.50 Crore
Primary Processing Centres/ Collection centre For running primary processing centres/ collection centres for horticulture and non horticulture produce 75% of project cost subject to Max. Rs. 2.50 Crore.
Modernization of Meat Shops For modernization of existing Meat shops 75% of cost of Machinery, equipment & Technical Civil works, Subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 lakh
Reefer Vehicle For purchase of Reefer Vehicles, Mobile pre-cooling van (s) @50% of the cost upto maximum of Rs. 50.00 lakh

Under the scheme State Mission on Food Processing (SMFP) following Incentives are available to food Processing Industries in the State:-

Scheme Assistance Provided for Extent Assistance
Establishment & Technology up-gradation of Food Processing Industries For establishment and technology of food processing industries in sectors like fruit & vegetables, milk/meat/ poultry/ fish products etc. 33.33% of cost of Plant & machinery and Technical Civil works subject to a maximum of Rs. 75 lakh
Integrated Cold Chain Establishment of Cold Chain for Non horticulture product processing units such as Dairy, Meat, Aquaculture and marine etc Grant-in-aid @ 50% of the bank appraised project cost or 50% of actual investment on building, Plant & Machinery whichever is less subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 Crore per project Interest subvention @ 7% per year subject to max of Rs. 25.00 lakh per years for 7 years
Promotion Activities For organizing conference / Seminars, Study, survey, exhibition and fair & Study tours Up to 50% of the cost subject to Max Rs. 2.50 Crore
Primary Processing Centres/ Collection centre For running primary processing centres/ collection centres for horticulture and non horticulture produce 75% of project cost subject to Max. Rs. 2.50 Crore.
Modernization of Meat Shops For modernization of existing Meat shops 75% of cost of Machinery, equipment & Technical Civil works, Subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 lakh
Reefer Vehicle For purchase of Reefer Vehicles, Mobile pre-cooling van (s) @50% of the cost upto maximum of Rs. 50.00 lakh
Major minerals are those specified in the schedule appended in the MMDR Act,1957 and the common major minerals are Limestone, Clay, Coal, Quartz etc. minor Minerals are those specified in the schedule appended in Minor Mineral concession rules and the common minor minerals are sand stone bazri, Limestone, Building stones etc.
RP means Reconnaissance Permit, PL means Prospecting License, ML means Mining Lease.
For the copy of Act/ Rules/Policy click this weblink: - http://www.himachal.nic.in
For the Procedure click this weblink: - http://www.himachal.nic.in(Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015) Application in form- O along with Fees 2500/- for joint inspection & and following documents are required along with application
  1. CA- form "B" (Certificate of Approval)
  2. Revenue paper viz Jamabandi/tatima etc.
  3. NOC of concerned gram panchayat (in the shape of resolution)
  4. Income tax Clearance certificate
  5. Location site plan and Technical feasibility report etc.
For the Procedure click this weblink: - http://www.himachal.nic.in(Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015). An application for the grant of a mining lease shall be made to the State Geologist, H.P. in From-C. Every application for the grant of mining lease shall be accompanied by:- A non-refundable fee of Rs. 5000/- and following documents are required
  1. CA- form "B" (Certificate of Approval)
  2. Revenue paper viz Jamabandi/tatima etc.
  3. Consents of Land Owners in case of private land
  4. NOC of concerned gram panchayat (in the shape of resolution)
  5. Income Tax clearance certificate
  6. Location Site Plan
  7. On receipt of the application for the grant of a mining lease the State Geologist H.P. the case is sent to Joint Inspection Committee chaired by the concerned SDM and after the recommendations of Joint Inspection Committee ‘Letter of Intent’ is issued for completing the required formalities like forest and environment clearances etc. Thereafter, mining lease is granted and executed in favour of the applicant.
The application must be filed within prescribed format in (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015). Whatever entries are being made, must be complete in all respect and should be supported with documentary evidences. In absence of all documents, disposal of application may be delayed. Incomplete applications are liable to be cancelled.
Minor Minerals of the State are governed by (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015 and the policies made for these purposes.
Three types of mineral concessions for minor minerals are granted i.e. Mining Lease, Auction Quarry and Permit. click this weblink: - http://www.himachal.nic.in (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015).
To grant quarry lease, powers are delegated to State Geologist, Director of Industries and to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, depending upon type of minerals and size of area as under;
  1. State Geologist= ? 1.5 hect
  2. Director = ? 3 hect
  3. Government= more than 3 hect
Permit for minor minerals (Sand Stone and Bajri) are granted for fixed period and for fixed quantity, which are to be utilized. Mining Officer, State Geologist and Director of Industries are authorized to issue permits.
Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent are mentioned in Schedule-in Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015
Royalty from mining lease area is charged on basis of mineral production from the mining lease area as per the rates specified under mining Rules. In case of auction of mineral the contract money is charged in equal quarterly instalments.
Any ‘person’ who is either an Indian national or a company registered in India  is eligible to obtain mineral concessions.  While in case of an individual, the ‘person’ should be a citizen of India, in case of a firm or other association of individuals, all members of the firm or members of the association should be citizens of India.
A RP for any mineral or prescribed group of associated minerals is granted for 3 years and for maximum area of 5,000 square kilometer, to be relinquished progressively.
A PL for any mineral or prescribed group of associated minerals is granted for a maximum period of 3 years and for a maximum area of 25 square kilometer.
If the mining leaseholder violates any of the terms and conditions of the mining lease, including default in payment of mining dues, the mining lease can be terminated.
The auction quarries for extraction of minerals area notified by the State Government from time to time. Any person can participate in the auction as per the procedure and terms & conditions specified in the Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015. The period of Auction in case of forest Land is 15 years whereas, in government land the period is 10 years.

About Geological Wing

The Geological Wing was set up in the Department of Industries, H.P. in the Year 1964 -65 with only one Geologist, who was heading the Organisation on deputation from Geological Survey of India. On the reorganisation of erstwhile State of Punjab, in November 1966, majority of Geologist and staff were allotted to Himachal Pradesh. Thus a well equipped Geological Wing started functioning in the Himachal Pradesh from Nov, 1966
Primarily, work entrusted to the Geological Wing was to explore the mineral wealth of the State for their scientific and economical exploitation and setting up of mineral based industries. With the passage of time, the nature of work and responsibilities of the Geological Wing have increased manifold. With the changing scenario, the Mining industry in Himachal has emerged as a major economic activity, which is contributing significantly to the economy of the State and mining sector has become a new thrust area focusing Development and regulation, resulting into creation of various other allied issues pertaining to mining. The Geological Wing is part and parcel of the Industries Department, consisting of 353 Officers/employees against the sanctioned strength.
Geological Wing is headed by the State Geologist who works under the control and supervision of Director of Industries. The State Geologist is further assisted by Geologists and Assistant Geologists and by the Mining Officers in the field, apart from the supporting staff from drilling, surveying, draughtsman and ministerial staff.

Organisational Chart of Geological Wing

Any entity, Proprietor, Limited Company, registered partnership firm under Indian Partnership Act, 1932 or Limited Liability Partnership, proposing to set up an enterprise in micro and small scale category in Industry or service sector relating to the focus area like Technology driven innovation in any sectors etc. and in the manufacturing sector in the State after 31-03-2016. Startup also cover innovative projects wherein ideas be generated or is process of introducing new or making changes with updated technology, large and small radical and incremental, to products, processes, and services that result in the introduction of some new and innovative products.
Innovation/ idea is the process of introducing new or making changes with updated technology, large and small radical and incremental, to products, processes, and services that result in the introduction of some new and innovative products.

The Key focus area under the Scheme is as under:-

  1. Technology driven Innovation in any sector
  2. Rural infrastructure and facilities, crafts, arts, water and sanitation, renewable energy, healthcare, etc.
  3. Clean tech
  4. Agriculture, Horticulture and the related areas
  5. Food Processing
  6. Retail
  7. Tourism and Hospitality
  8. Mobile, IT and ITes including hardware
  9. Biotechnology
All Start-ups/ new industries/Innovation Projects would be eligible for availing applicable incentives for components covered under this scheme.
Seven

Generally projects are sponsored to these incubation centres on the basis of expertise available with them for example:-

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi for IT & Core Engineering related project.
  2. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur for Core Engineering projects.
  3. Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar, H.P. Krishi Vishv Vidalaya, Palampur, for Agriculture related project.
  4. CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur for Food Processing related project.
  5. Deptt. of Biotechnology, H.P.U. Shimla for Biotechnilogy related projects.
  6. Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Nauni, Solan for Horticulture & Forest related projects.
  7. Jay Pee University of Information Technology, Wakanghat, Solan for IT related projects.
Yes 5.00 Crore.

The incentives under this scheme to the Innovation Projects will be as under:-

  1. Rs. 25,000/- per month will be provided to the innovation projects as sustenance allowance for one year whose project is recommended by the Host Institution and approved by the Empowered Committee.
  2. Incubation center will provide support to the startups and innovation projects by providing mentoring services, access to their labs, facilities, etc. on a free-of-cost (FOC) basis.
  3. Marketing/commercialization assistance of maximum of Rs. 10 lakh will be provided to the innovation project to launch its products/services in the market. The assistance will be provided in the following manner:-
    1. It can be given to an innovation project where he has secured funding maximum 25% from a known and registered angel/venture funds/reputed incubator. The amount could be disbursed as purely/partly grants or soft loan/equity on a case-to-case basis as has been given by registered angel/venture funds/reputed incubator.
      Or
    2. It can be given as matching assistance to reputed incubators established by the Host Institution to fund innovation project as part of accelerator programme as purely/partly grants or soft loan/equity on a case-to-case basis.
  4. Patent Filing Cost: The cost of filing and processing of patent application will be reimbursed to the incubated startup companies subject to a limit of Rs. 2 lakh (0.2 million) per Indian patent awarded or actual cost incurred, whichever is less. For awarded foreign patents on a single subject matter, up to Rs. 10 lakh (1 Million) or actual cost incurred, whichever is less would be reimbursed. The reimbursement will be done in 2 stages, i.e., 75% after the patent is filed and the balance 25% after the patent is granted. This incentive shall be routed through the incubator concerned.

Incentives to New Industries/Startups/Innovation Projects

  1. The scheme of incentives for startups/new industries/Innovation Projects shall be as under and shall be governed by the Incentive Rules, 2004 and as modified from time to time and incentives admissible under the State/Govt. of India sponsored schemes.
  2. Start-ups/new industries/Innovation Projects will be eligible for grant on the cost of preparation of feasibility study/project report @ 75% of the cost subject to maximum of Rs. 1,00,000/- in each case. Subsidy will be routed through the Support Centre ( HPCED)
  3. Availability of Land: Department of Industries/Sectors will provide land to start-ups/new industries/Innovation Projects in micro and small scale Industries/Sectors in Industrial Areas of Category B and C Areas at concessional rate @ 50% of the rates fixed by Department of Industries from time to time
  4. Concession in Stamp Duty: All new Start-up/new industries/Innovation Projects Units to be setup in Himachal Pradesh will be charged stamp duty @ 3% only on conveyance deed and lease deed from the date of notification by Revenue Department
    Other Incentive
  5. Concession in Fee for obtaining consent from H.P. Pollution Control Board: Fees for obtaining consent to establish and consent to renew would be reduced by 25% for green industry and by 10% for orange Industry after issue of notification by the concerned Department.
  6. Interest subvention: The new startups in Micro sector with an investment up to Rs 25 Lakh employing at least 5 persons and proposing to take loan from Scheduled Nationalized Banks or State cooperative banks will be provided interest subvention @5% up to a loan of Rs 25 lakh for three years.
  7. Purchase Preference by Govt. of H.P./ Public Sector undertaking: The products of Small Scale Industry including 'Village Industry' as defined under the Incentives Rules, 2004 as amended from time to time and located within Himachal Pradesh is being given purchase preference in respect of purchases affected by the Government Departments, Boards and State owned or controlled Corporations. Purchase orders to such firms may be placed at the lowest approved rates at least to the extent of 30% of the total procurement provided the quoted price of such local units are within the range of 15% of the L-1 rates. Provided further Start Ups in micro and small scale categories in the manufacturing sector will also be entitled for such purchase preference by Govt. of HP/PSUs. Such Start Ups may also be exempted from the prior experience/turnover requirements provided they meet the requisite quality standards as laid down in the tender.
  8. Apart from the incentives listed under this Scheme, startups/innovative projects would also be entitled for various other incentives under the Incentive Rules, 2004 (as amended from time to time).

Yes, Himachal Pradesh Centre Entrepreneurship Development (HPCED) at Udyog Bhawan, Directorate of Industries, Shimla-171001 has been declared as support Centre and the Department of Industries collaborate with HPCED which can provides the following:-

  1. The other functions of the support center would be as under:-
    1. The center would prepare a directory of budding entrepreneurs and promising enterprises which have been set up under the PMEGP or funded through various Govt. schemes, Banks, etc. and share their success stories with new entrepreneurs.
    2. Providing hand-holding support to potential entrepreneurs and startups to collaborate with the center and State Govt., Bank, Consultants etc. wherever required.
    3. To assist startups through their life cycle with focus on providing training, preparation of feasibility report, obtaining finance, business structuring, purchase of raw material and marketing support.
    4. Organizing Mentorship programs in collaboration with Govt. Organizations, Incubation Centers, Educational Institutions and Private Organizations.
    5. To recommend cases to incubators as per the areas of interest shown by the potential entrepreneur.
  2. The HPCED may hire/empanel individual Consultants/ agencies with the prior approval of the Empowered Committee to hold seminars and workshops in the IIT, IIM, Technology Centre, Universities and other technical institutions in the state to publicize the scheme and identify suitable beneficiaries or potential entrepreneurs. The cost norms for such workshops shall be performance based, parameters of which will be got approved by the HPCED from the EC.
  3. HPCED would be the friend, Mentor and guide to hold the hands of potential entrepreneurs and walk with them throughout their Journey. The support center can also rope in industrial organizational partners/institutions such as CII, PHDCCI, ASSOCHAM, FICCI, MSME institutions, etc. to expose; orient and support the startups and new industries/entrepreneurs to take up commercial production.
  4. A programme would be chalked out by HPCED to send selected startups, college and school students, faculty etc., with the approval of EC to leading startup destinations in the country and abroad for getting exposure as well as an opportunity to meet and converse with industry leaders, thinkers and innovators. Provision shall be made to ensure 1/3rd representation of women entrepreneurs, Students and teachers etc.
  5. The HPCED would be provided need based grant starting with Rs. 1.00 crore per annum to perform the role assigned to it under the Scheme, to reimburse the cost of the institutions, and to meet out expenses towards trainings, exposure visits, handholding, etc.
Yes 60.00 Lakh for the year 2017-18.
General ManagerS Districts Industries Centres of concerned Districts and Dy. Director of Industries (Incentive), Himachal Pradesh at Headquarter Shimla.
Boiler is a closed vessel in which steam is generated for use external to itself but does not include a pressure vessel, if,
(i) Capacity less than 25 litres, or
(ii) Design & working pressure less than 1 Kg/cm2, or
(iii) Water is heated below 100°C
(If any of the above condition is fulfilled then the vessel is not a boiler)
Yes. As per section 7 of Boilers Act – 1923 it is mandatory to get the boiler registered.
Inspecting Authority of manufacturing State issues drawings and certificates (Form-II, III, IV-A & III-C) of boilers. Application for registration of boiler along with above documents, fee for registration through challan & ownership undertaking are to be submitted to Boiler Inspectorate. In case of big boilers requiring assembly & welding at site, details of appropriate class of boiler erector with consent letter & technical capability is also to be submitted. The owner of Boiler may engage third party inspecting authority for inspection during erection who will submit certificate in Form –IIC to Chief Inspector of Boilers. Boiler Inspectorate shall carryout inspection & necessary tests and issue provisional orders within 48 hrs and registration number shall be issued within 30 by the Chief Inspector of Boilers.
An application is to be submitted to Boiler Inspectorate, Himachal Pradesh for transfer of a boiler from other State for installation & its use in Himachal Pradesh. Alongwith application name of State from which transfer is sought, registry number of boiler, document in proof of purchase (money receipt/bill etc.) and ownership undertaking are to be submitted. After receipt of application, Memorandum of Inspection & Registration book are obtained from concerned Boiler Inspectorate & then ownership of boiler is recorded in favour of the applicant. Thereafter inspection & testing is carried out & boiler is permitted for use from the date of inspection & testing.
For new boilers installed for the first time, the Provisional Order on FORM-V is issued valid for six months during which period steam test of Boiler is conducted and the certificate is issued on Form-VI. Thereafter, certificate for use of Boiler is issued for a period of one year after carrying out inspection/tests prescribed as per technical standards laid down in Indian Boiler Regulations – 1950 (IBR – 1950).
Section 6(c) of Boilers Act – 1923 prohibits use of a boiler after expiry of validity of its certificate. Hence, it is mandatory to get the boiler inspected before the expiry of validity period. If plant is forced shutdown due to other reasons, inspection of boiler can be arranged during the period of shutdown so that boiler may not be stopped again for annual inspection.
No. As per “Ease of Doing Business” policy of Government of India; inspection can be conducted by the Central Boiler Board approved Inspecting Authority/ Competent person/ Boiler Engineers registered with Chief Inspector of Boilers. The owners of boilers should opt for third party inspection of boilers so that the inspection of the boiler is conducted in time. The third party Inspecting Authorities approved for the State are as under:-

  1. M/s Lloyds Register Asia, 63-64, Kalptaru Square, 6th Floor, Kpndivita Lane Off. Andheri Kurla Road, Mumbai-59 E-mail : delhi@lr.org,sunildutt.kaushik@lr.org Mobile 098186-60546, 011-43250250.
  2. M/s Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Ltd, Marwah Centre, 6th Floor, Opp. Ansha Industrial Estate, K. Marwah Marg, Off. Saki Vihar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072.
  3. M/S ABS Industrial Verification, (India) Pvt. Ltd. 10th Floor, Lakhanis Centrium, Sector 15, Plot no. 27, CBD Belapur(E), Navi Mumbai-14
  4. M/s TUV India Pvt. Ltd (TUV Nord Group), 801, Raheja Plaza-1, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar (W) Mumbai-400086.
  5. M/s Intertek India Pvt. Ltd,E-20, Block B1, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044.
  6. M/s TUV SUD South Asea Pvt. Ltd, TUV, SUD House, Off Saki Vihar Road, Saki Naka, Andheri (East) Mumbai-400072
  7. M/s Vincottee International India Assessment Services Pvt. Ltd. A-49, FIEEComplex, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi-110020.
  8. M/s HSB International (India) Private Ltd, Unit-404, 4th Floor, Ozone, Vikram Sarabhai Mills Compound, Sarabhai Road, Vadodara-390003 Gujarat.
  9. Competent Person approved by the Central Boiler Board (Renewal inspection)
  10. Boiler Engineers Registered with Chief Inspector of Boilers, H.P. (Small Boilers)
As per provision of section 8(4) of the Boilers Act – 1923 Inspecting Authority has to carry out inspection within 15 days from the date of communication from the user of Boiler. Since Inspectorate of Boilers does not have adequate manpower to inspect the Boilers, owners of boilers should opt for third party inspection of boilers/inspection by competent person/Boiler Engineer so that the inspection of the boiler is conducted in time before the expiry of current certificate for use of boiler.
A valid certificate is mandatory for use of a boiler. If boiler is not to be use in future after expiry of validity, then annual inspection of boiler is not necessary. It is desirable to intimate to Boiler Inspectorate for not using the boiler in future.
Unserviceable boiler has to be cut into pieces & scrapped so that same cannot be illegally used. Such scrapped boiler should be offered for physical inspection so that its registration may be cancelled & all States may be intimated.
A boiler with valid certificate cannot be used under following circumstances:-
? When any accident occurs to the boiler.
When boiler is shifted from its place to other place.
When any alteration, addition or renewal is made.
When Chief Inspector directs to make any alteration, addition or renewal.
When an order is sent by Boiler Inspectorate to owner that boiler or steam pipe line are in dangerous condition.
It is compulsory to take prior approval as per provision of section 12 & 13 of Act to carry out any repairs to boiler or pipe line so as to ensure quality of workmanship & use of standard material for the safety of boiler.
As per provision of section 18 of the Act, intimation of accident with full details must be submitted within 24 hours to Boiler Inspectorate & damaged boiler should not be used. Boiler Inspectorate shall carry out investigation & shall propose necessary repairs. After carrying out suggested repairs, inspection & necessary tests of boiler shall be carried out and boiler shall be permitted for further use.
“Steam pipe” means any pipe through which steam passes if
(i) the pressure at which steam passes through such pipe exceeds 3.5 Kg/cm2 above atmospheric pressure, or
(ii) such pipe exceeds 254 millimetre in internal diameter and pressure of steam exceeds 1.0 Kg/cm2 above atmospheric pressure
and includes in either of the above cases any connected fitting of steam pipe.
Prior approval for drawing of steam pipe line is compulsory. As per requirement of service conditions (steam pressure & temperature), the design of pipe line & its material specification, gradient, drainage, support, arrangement of isolation for safety and capacity of safety valves etc. are checked as per technical standards prescribed in IBR-1950. Thus, the safety of pipe line is ensured so that it may not explode during use.
As per provision of regulation 392 of IBR – 1950, it is compulsory to engage a recognized boiler erector or boiler repairer of appropriate class. Recognised boiler erector or boiler repairer have experienced engineers, technicians, certified welders, proper tools and internal quality control system to ensure the quality of workmanship.
No. As per provision of chapter 13 of IBR – 1950 welders are tested and certified for various grades of material & various test positions. Only appropriate class of welder having valid certificate can be deployed for welding work.
The certificate is issued for a period of two years. Welder may again appear for test for renewal of his certificate on or after expiry of validity of his certificate. As per rules any person possessing welder certificate issued by other State can work in the State of Himachal Pradesh after getting his certificate endorsed by the Chief Inspector of Boilers after payment of prescribed fee.
No. As per provision of section 6(e) of the Act only certified Boiler Operation Engineers/Boiler Attendants are authorised to operate a boiler with following limitations:-
Operation of boiler upto 200 Sq.metre heating surface area - By Second Class Boiler Attendant
Operation of boiler upto 1000 Sq.metre heating surface area - By First Class Boiler Attendant
Operation of boiler above 1000 Sq.metre heating surface area - By Boiler Operation Engineer(BOE)
Himachal Pradesh Government has not constituted Board of Examiners to conduct examinations for Boiler Attendants & Boiler Operation Engineers. Persons with minimum qualification & experience in boilers as prescribed in rules may get their applications forwarded to other States to appear in the examination.
Yes. As per rules any person possessing certificate issued by other State can work in the State of Himachal Pradesh after getting his certificate endorsed by the Chief Inspector of Boilers after payment of prescribed fee.
If a person is aggrieved by an order of an Inspector he can file an appeal within 30 days from the date of issue of order to the Chief Inspector as per provision of section 19 of the Act. In case the person is not satisfied with the order of Chief Inspector, he may file an appeal to Central Government within 30 days against the order of Chief Inspector as per provision of section 20 of the Act.
Fee for all activities under Boilers Act – 1923 and rules/regulations framed there under is to be deposited through E- challan in following receipt head of revenue:
?0852 – Industries 07 –800 – Other receipts, 02 – Licence fee Treasury: Shimla-Capital Treasury
DDO code: CTO00-083 D.D.(Industries) Shimla
The website URL for e-payment is https://himkosh.hp.nic.in/eChallan/ and login can be done either as guest or own login could be created. The website can also be accessed at URL https://himachal.nic.in/ and then selecting e-Challan under the link e-services.
Office of Chief Inspector of Boilers Udyog Bhawan
Bemloe, Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Pin:- 171001.
Tel.No. 0177-2813414
Names & Mobile Numbers:-
R.R. Patyal, Chief Inspector of Boilers - Mob. 94183-09643 Office Landline: 0177-2622765